Jenna Clements worked really hard to find a Red Day project that would make a difference to the community in which we live and work. She chose a community garden in Ybor City. Keller Williams Tampa Central group spruced up, painted, and planted a community garden in a struggling area of Ybor City. This is a situation where the neighborhood has the need and the desire, but lacks the capacity and funds to actually whip the garden into shape. That’s where we came in. . .
We built planting boxes for the neighbors, did some painting, trimmed trees, provided and spread top soil, weeded, planted and anything else they needed. We donated a mango tree, a papaya tree, multiple vegetable and herb plants, flowering plants and a composter. We are hoping this garden will grow lots of food that will make its way onto the neighbor’s dinner tables. The lot was donated to the community by a former neighbor. The area is a historic district of tiny homes called “casitas” that were inhabited by cigar makers and their families for a hundred years. When the cigar factories shut down, the neighborhood went into severe decline. This particular part of the community is working hard to clean up the area and create a safe, beautiful neighborhood.
We would also like to thank our agents Darren White and Cary Hicks who donated money so that we were able to provide such a vast amount of plants and supplies. We would also like to thank Dan Bartlett and Robert Erenberg from (BPG) Buyers Protection Group and Michael Eachon from Excel Mortgage for joining us on Red Day to make a difference in the community. Thank you to everyone who supplied gardening and power tools to make our work in the community garden easier.